Irvin Rose, aged 88 died in his sleep at his residence at Deer fields, Massachusetts. Irvin shared Nobel Prize in the category of Chemistry in 2004. He for discovering that cells destroy unwanted proteins. His discovery led to the development of new therapies to treat cancer.
” Rose died in his sleep at Deer fields in Massachusetts” said Janet Wilson who was researcher in the University of California along with Irvin Rose.
Rose along with his fellow fellow researchers Israelis Aaron Ciechanover and Avram Hershko, found that Animals and plants use a chemical called “Kiss of death” to mark the difference between old and new cells to be destroyed later. He worked on this at the Fox Chase Cancer Center at Philadelpha. After retiring in 1997, he became a UCI researcher, The Times of India reports.
Irvin was survived by his wife and four children.